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Open Metalcast is a regularly-released podcast of the best Creative Commons-Licensed Metal Music available on the net. The podcast features metal music from all over the globe, as well as interviews with Creative Commons metal bands, instrumental music, and industrial metal music.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons-Licensed metal music, send them to craig@openmetalcast.com

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Open Metalcast
Sep 25, 2016 Craig Maloney
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No matter how bad things get, sometimes you just need to begin again. We have some great music ahead for you, including tracks from Cremosity, Ruins of Humanity, PhaZer, Nightosaur, Hippie Doon Squad, Nocturnal, Thesauros, and strozek. It's a show you won't want to miss! (00:11) Machines against flesh by CREMOSITY from Witness of human brutality (BY-NC-SA) (04:03) Enemy in the mirror by Ruins Of Humanity from Enemy in the mirror (BY-NC-ND) (07:56) The Last Warrior by PhaZer from Un(Locked)...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 19, 2016 Craig Maloney
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I got off my schedule for releasing episodes, so this episode is a little late. It also comes on the heels of me losing my job, so some of the tracks reflect my mood. We have brand new Colosso from their album Obnoxious (which is anything but, and shows a music unit tightening up their already tight sound). There's also music from Patrons, Within Destruction, offense, Jack's Slave, Lunarscathe, Black Monolith, and Rock Heroes. It may be the end of a chapter for me, but here's to the next...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 4, 2016 Craig Maloney
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I don't tend to do "themed" episodes much, but decided after downloading a ton of stoner / doom / sludge metal to compile a little journey for you. Once the seatbelt sign goes off please feel free to move about the cabin. Enjoy your trip. (00:57) Plastikleuten (Part I & II) by Pyramidal from Dawn in Space (BY-NC-ND) (11:17) Tar spilled on sand by Chu from Air Water Viscousness (BY-NC-ND) (23:02) The Trick To Letting Go by Landskap from III (BY-NC-ND) (29:32) Sun Up by SONNÖV from...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 28, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Ugh. What the hell happened. Oh shit, has it been that long since the last episode? I hate lack. Downloading latest transmission: From the game "Eclipse Phase" (c) Posthuman Studios, LLC. used under the CC-BY-NC-SA license. http://eclipsephase.com (00:25) Victimized by Deconbrio from The Art of Violation: Part One (BY-NC-SA) (04:53) Army Of Arseholes by Maximum Sexy Pigeon from Unfit For Human Consumption (BY-NC-ND) (07:22) Here Is No God by Silicon War Sector from Téchne (BY-NC-ND)...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 15, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we're looking at the throes of summer as it winds down for the year. This is the time where people plan out vacations and other assorted trips and really don't have much time for much else. We here at Open Metalcast understand your busy schedule and have set up nine tracks of metal for you in a small, easy to digest format. And what a selection we have for you, including tracks from Last Fear, Artificial Construct, Rather Be Alive, Napalm Strike, Chisme...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 1, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Trying to finish up this episode before heading to bed (which tends to be a theme, as I try to get these out before I hit the hay). Decided to start this episode with some of the more epic tracks and mix things up a bit. We have the first two tracks from Aktarum's Game of Trolls, followed by a soaring track from Skyforest. Then we finish off the set with the epical tale of Daedalus and his ingenious wings which doomed his son when the son flew too close to the sun. And then four crushing tracks...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 18, 2016 Craig Maloney
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The Internet is a great thing, bringing together metal from across the globe. Where else can I easily find music from bands and labels from Spain, Italy, Sri Lanka, Norway, Canada, and California? And where else could you find the finest Creative Commons Metal Music the Internet has to offer? This episode features Santa Marta Golden, Anopheli, Funeral in Heaven, Codo, Ignota Palabra, The Electric Mountain, Overclock , and XÄCKSECKS. So go support the Internet of Metal and pick up these...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 5, 2016 Craig Maloney
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It's been way too long since the last Instrumetalcast episode, so to make up for it we've selected nine tracks for over an hour of instrumental metal bliss. We have tracks from Release the Long Ships, Psygnosis, Sioum, Black Autumn, Cloudkicker, set and setting, Dead Empires, Arrrggh!, and DEgITx. So push play and let the music take you on a Creative Commons Metal Music journey. (00:10) Tesla And Tunguska by Release The Long Ships from Holocene (BY-ND) (05:03) FIIIX 3.0 by Psygnosis from...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 20, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One thing that most bands will tell you is that they keep making music for their fans. That's true of podcasts as well. You're part of the reason I do this podcast. Yes you, the one with the really neat smartphone. And you, the one who listens on the website. And I see you, site that re-broadcasts our content. Seriously, it's because of you that we all keep doing this. So give yourself a pat on the back for being awesome. Because if it weren't for you I'd be playing this all by my lonesome....
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Open Metalcast
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we burn the midnight oil (not the band, but the proverbial midnight oil) scouring the net to bring you the finest Creative Commons Metal Music. But we know that putting in these long hours brings in some of the best metal around. And what a haul we have for you this episode! We have tracks from Warheat, Vengeance Today, Cursed Sun, Oak Pantheon, Maestus, Venturheim, Sun Worship, and Atavismo. It's a show you wont want to miss! (00:10) Planet Terror by...
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Open Metalcast
May 23, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Quick Program Note: If you are listening / viewing this on Metal Injection I encourage you to check out Open Metalcast for the latest episodes of Open Metalcast. This is the last episode of Open Metalcast that will be broadcast via Metal Injection. It's been a great ride and I'd like to thank Rob and the rest of the Metal Injection crew for giving this podcast the opportunity to share with you. To celebrate the journey thus far (130 episodes and no end in sight) I compiled thirteen tracks (it's...
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Open Metalcast
May 9, 2016 Craig Maloney
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While the Open Metalcast interns scour the net for Creative Commons Metal Music (contrary to popular belief it's not just one person searching Bandcamp on the Monday Evening before the show drops. Nope, not that at all) we've noticed a lot of tags for the music we find. One tag that can be a mixed bag is "experimental", which can lead to some truly unique music, or can lead to something that sounds akin to, well, something else. Fortunately our crack team of interns (and not one guy...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 25, 2016 Craig Maloney
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This week I got a strange note from one of my friends who wondered if I was moving in. Apparently on my recent order of CDs from Hypnotic Dirge Records I accidentally left it on the last shipping address I used. That address was his address from when I last sent him some CDs for Christmas. I had a few moments of confusion until I realized what was going on. But it all worked out because these were albums that I know he'd like anyway, so in a way it was an unintended act of human kindness. So...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 12, 2016
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One of the best parts of doing a podcast about Creative Commons Metal Music is I'm only answerable to you, the fans. I don't have to try to fit my show into pre-constrained time limits, and I don't have to fit the songs around commercials. And because it isn't over the air I don't have to make ham-fisted attempts at bleeping things out that might offend sensitive ears. It's just you and me sharing music the way music should be shared; among people who care about the music and the bands who make...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 30, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One of the things that I really enjoy about putting together Open Metalcast episodes is picking up music from around the globe. There's a ton of bands putting out not only amazing music but also amazing physical musical artifacts to enjoy. One band in particular is Psygnosis with their latest album: "AAliens". The artwork on this LP is amazing, and a lot of thought and care went into putting this together. I also picked up "Exist" by Cyranoi, which comes in a beautiful...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 14, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One thing that I didn't miss while Open Metalcast was on hiatus was writing the short blurb that precedes the listing of tracks in the show notes. Part of that is because sometimes I don't have much to add to an already great set of music. And this show is no exception, with tracks from Rain On Their Parade, Goliath, Muldjord, Broken God, Icarus Crash and Separate Sun. Plus we have one more track from the Apierogon album by Polygons. But the main reason I don't like writing these is because I...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 28, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Eight months ago Open Metalcast went on hiatus. The short of it was because my father-in-law was needing more elder care and we needed to shore up resources for his care. Unfortunately he passed away last year. This show is dedicated to him, even though he likely never heard it or knew it existed. We miss you, Dad. So I have eight months to catch up on of sharing Creative Commons Metal Music with you. Let's get started with music from Phylogeny, The Afterthought Ecstasty, Sonus Mortis,...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 18, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Open Metalcast was released five years ago on August 17th, 2010 and we thought it would be a great idea to do something special for you our faithful listeners and aficionados of Creative Commons Metal Music. So we got thinking: what could we do to show you how much we love you, the audience, and do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion. Five hours of music? A track from all of the bands we've played on this show? Severed Fifth's Jono Bacon parachuting into each and every one of...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 4, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those days where you just want to keep the music going and don't want it to stop? That's what happened with this episode. It's understandable when you have such great bands as deafheaven, Eschatos, Seal Of Beleth, Beastmaker, Fodastic Brenfers, KDC, Rebel Wizard, Envig, Azgard, and Vinnum Sabbathi in your playlist. Heck, you just forget to stop the music and announce all of the great songs until the very end of the episode. Well, maybe you might. Not that I'm speaking from...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 20, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those days where you just decide to put your entire library on shuffle and see what happens? That's what happened with this episode. I narrowed down the library to just the Creative Commons Metal Music, turned on shuffle and hit "play". What you're hearing is a (mostly) shuffled version of what is in the Open Metalcast archives. This episode has a mix of different artists, featuring Colosso, Aborym, Exiled From Eden, Trocotombix, Black Autumn, Pr4nA, The Foetal Mind,...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 13, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Have taken a bulk carrier in stasis to avoid detection enroute to Neptune. This is our last transmission until we arrive. Unsure what we will find but hoping to blend in with some Extropian or Scum collectives until this all blows over. Wish us well. Stasis disturbed. Link damaged. Backup engaged. Transmitting... Transmitting... Transmitting... (00:23) Distractions by Deconbrio from The Art of Violation: Part One (BY-NC-SA) (03:58) Quien by Echovolt from Odds On The Underdog (BY-NC-ND) (07:56)...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 6, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Browsing through Wikipedia for subjects for titles for the show I stumbled upon something I didn't know (isn't that always the case with Wikipedia?) Apparently Moses lived to be 120 years old. So the way to wish someone long life would be "Live until 120" Which is apropos for the 120th episode of our long-running podcast bringing you the finest in Creative Commons metal music (with no end in sight, knock on IKEA desk). This episode brings us the other half of the HELA / LODO split...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 22, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Tonight was the Windsor–Detroit International Freedom Festival, AKA "The Fireworks". Unfortunately we're also getting some bad weather in this area so they did the fireworks earlier than normal. What does that have to do with this show? Not a damn thing. But what this show does have is nine spectacular songs hidden inside it's encoded bits, including tracks from Ósserp, TEETHING, HOT SKULL, Black Autumn, Rain On Their Parade, Thicket, ROSY FINCH, and B.I.T.E. So if you see flashes...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 8, 2015 Craig Maloney
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This week I'll be seeing Rush in concert for their 40th anniversary tour. One of the reasons Rush is one of my favorite bands is they bucked the trends. On the album 2112 they released the now legendary concept track "2112" which clocked in at over 20 minutes. This was despite their label stating they didn't want any more concept songs. Despite this the album is now regarded as a cultural treaure in Canada and the band is still going strong 40 years later. So much for listening to the...
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Open Metalcast
May 25, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ah the joys of computers. Can't really do a show without one but damned if this computer wasn't being a bit of a pain in the ass by filling up the root partition (and of course not telling me until it completely shit the bed in the process). But with things mostly back to normal we can talk about the amazing episode we have lined up for your ears. We have new tracks from Shooter, Vemm, and Bolesno Grinje, Lux, Evacuate The City, Afterwind, and Alturuk, as well as brand new material from...
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Open Metalcast
May 12, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Some sad news to report with this episode. Apparently the album "Larks" is the last "Returning We Hear the Larks" album for the foreseeable future. But "Larks" is an excellent album comprising of re-recorded versions of popular songs spanning the career of Returning We Hear the Larks. Hopefully it won't be the last we hear of this amazing band. And while we end this episode on a bit of a downer we have 45 minutes of ear-punishing Creative Commons Metal starting...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 19, 2015 Craig Maloney
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It's been a few weeks since the last Open Metalcast episode dropped from the skies to shove pitchforks of amazing metal into your earholes. But suffice to say we're back and ready to grant your eardrums the best in Creative Commons Metal Music. We have the latest from The Burial Chamber, Eternal Dream, Interceptor, tao te kin, Dahkma, Logic of Denial and Orphans of Dusk. So sit back, relax, and let the pitchforks poke where they may. (00:09) Fuckinsaurus by The Burial Chamber from Turbulent...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 17, 2015 Craig Maloney
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This episode we decided instead of our normal format we'd try something similar to our neglected (and long overdue) Instrumetalcast episodes and just let the music play straight through. Part of this was tracks selected for this episode lent themselves better to being played with just enough space left in-between them to breathe. This episode features an amazing line-up of tracks from Frigoris, Doodsangst, Odradek Room, Lotus Eater, The Scimitar, WOHEDNESS, Ladder Devils, Screaming At The Sun,...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 3, 2015 Craig Maloney
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It's late here at the Open Metalcast headquarters and we're getting ready to release another jam-packed episode of some of the most crushing Creative Commons metal the world has ever heard. All that stands between us and heading to bed is coming up with a description of what treasures await you in this episode. But how do you describe 9 tracks of the best in Creative Commons Metal? You could start by listing off each of the bands that contribute their amazing music to form a Voltron-esque...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 16, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we're well in the throes of the six more weeks of winter some fucking rodent predicted. Much like watery tarts distributing swords is no basis for a system of government, determining the length of winter based on rodent vision is... huh? What do you mean Groundhog Day was two weeks ago? And we're already well past Twelfth Night, Valentine's day, and Presidents Day too? Hell, before you know it we'll be cursing at egg-and-chocolate-shitting bunnies. But what's...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 3, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Welcome friends to the eleventy-first episode of Open Metalcast, a rather respectable episode number for a podcast. We also managed to get a respectable amount of snow outside the Open Metalcast headquarters, which unfortunately meant a lot of shoveling because SOMEONE never decided to pick up a snow blower for such occasions. Apparently he was too busy picking out great Creative Metal music for this episode including tracks from Savagery, Afterwind, Osmium Guillotine, Archonaut, Æons Collide,...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 23, 2014 Craig Maloney
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If you're anything like us at the Open Metalcast Headquarters you've had it up to your eyeballs with the shitty covers that pass for Christmas music. Instead we present 10 of the finest Creative Commons Metal tracks from across the globe, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, and The United Kingdom. We have music by Los Buscadores del Movimiento Perpetuo, Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung, Wolfshead, Omainen, Exelerate, ASZL, Si Non Sedes Is, Trysth,...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 8, 2014 Craig Maloney
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This week not only marked the 10th anniversary of Dimebag Darerel's death (which seems like it was only yesterday) but also the passing of one of the legends of video games: Ralph Baer. Were it not for the innovations of both Dimebag and Ralph Baer the world would never have known the amazing music of Pantera, and the video game industry as we know it might never have happened. What does this have to do with the show? Not a damn thing but as someone who grew up on games and metal it felt...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 1, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's the week after Thanksgiving here at OMC headquarters and we couldn't be happier to have yet-another-holiday in the rear-view mirror. Not that we didn't have fun with Thanksgiving, but the lead-up to getting things sorted meant this episode is dropping one week later than it should be. And if you're anything like us you're still recovering from day n+1 of leftovers. But never fear freedom-loving metalheads, because we've lined up some music to help ween you back from your turkey-induced...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 11, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's no secret I find writing the introductions to these episodes the hardest part of creating the episode. The music has never been a problem as evidenced by the 8 tracks featured in the show. Nope, the worst part is trying to come up with something witty and wonderful to tempt you, the reader, into downloading this episode (which you very well should as there's 30 minutes of great Creative Commons Metal Music waiting for you at that handy little download link. And I've mentioned one of my...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 3, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Recently we got the chance to speak with Ben Hiteman from the band Catapult the Dead. Catapult the dead released their album "All is Sorrow" which consists of a single 37 minute track intended to be listened in one sitting,. We spoke with Ben about the creation of the All is Sorrow album, the formation of the band, and about their upcoming projects and tours. (04:19) Nothing Comes From The Well - All Is Sorrow Pt 1 by Catapult The Dead from All Is Sorrow (BY-NC-ND) (13:56) Sacrament -...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 27, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Ever felt like you can't make a decision about something? That happened to me recently when trying to put together this show. It seems October is the month where a lot of bands release their music so I had over 20 tracks set up to play in this show. I couldn't decide which ones to put into the final show so I made some tough choices and bumped some tracks to future episodes. But talk about being spoiled for choice! There's new music from show-favorites Memest, along with new music from Delyria,...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 30, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those weeks where you completely blank out on something that you need to do but can't for the life of you remember what that was? Unfortunately I completely blanked out on releasing the latest episode of Open Metalcast for most of September. Whoops. But in that time bands have released an amazing amount of music; enough for several shows. So I apologize for the delay but hopefully the music will more than make up for it. First up is the straight-up thrash of Nuclear, followed...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 1, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Over in the USA we're coming off of celebrating Labor Day which is a day where some folks get to they day off while others get to go in to work. It's a crazy little holiday but it gave me some extra time to peruse the net for the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. And we have a great episode lined up with music from Legions, Cleaver, Storm Cry, Ancient Emblem, Catapult The Dead, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Lucifer In The Sky With Diamonds, Schematics for Gravity, and Cryogen Second. So...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 19, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Things have been rather busy a the Open Metalcast Headquarters as of late. We had one of the storms of the century rip through our neighborhood last week. Fortunately we didn't have too much damage but we still had to do some impromptu moving of some waterlogged stuff. We're just getting things back to some semblance of normal around here, which means we're ready to bring you the Creative Commons Metal Music you crave. We have brand new Deep Space Destructors off of their cleverly named album...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 4, 2014 Craig Maloney
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In the novel 1984 there is a room called Room 101 wherein the "Ministry of Love" subjects prisoners to their worst fears, phobias and nightmares. Apparently George Orwell named it after a meeting room at the BBC where he would be subjected to tedious meetings. Episode 101 is far from tedious though, although there may still be nightmares, fears and phobias lurking within these files. If you're afraid of snails or slugs you might want to avoid Slugde's latest album Gastronomicon....
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Open Metalcast
Jul 21, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Open Metalcast celebrates our milestone episode release with the release of episode 100. I had a few ideas floating around for what I could do with this episode. I thought of doing a retrospective episode highlighting artists played on the show. Perhaps it could be over several episodes? Several ideas percolated through my mind but ultimately one idea won out: just release a damn episode and say "hey, it's episode 100" in the notes for the episode. So here we are, along with new music...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 8, 2014 Craig Maloney
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There's a tradition in the United States of America that folks are called upon to serve as jury in court cases. Fortunately I wasn't called this time around so I have some extra time to bring you the best in Creative Commons License Metal Music. This episode features brand new music from Colosso and Muldjord as well as music by In My Shiver, Black Monolith, Epitimia, Treitim, Aathma, Skein and Macabre Demise. But unlike trials in the USA we'll let you judge for yourself which of these albums...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 10, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Dear Fans of Open Metalcast. I have a confession to make. It has been six long months since the last Instrumetalcast. Six months you've had to wait for arguably one of the more popular channels of Open Metalcast. I have failed you time and time again to bring you the best Creative Commons Licensed Instrumental Metal Music. No more. Your long wait is over, and as penance I have compiled almost an hour and thirty minute apology with such bands as Steamforged, Brunt, Alpha Male Tea Party, Town...
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Open Metalcast
May 26, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Time was in the early days of the Internet there weren't many options for finding new music. However once better bandwidth came about the Internet became a wonderful and strange place indeed. Where else could one find a Symphonic Metal Opera album about My Little Pony (that's actually really good)? And where else could you find more a seemingly endless source of metal music from talented bands like Napalm Strike, Obsidian Throne, Wildernessking, Old Wainds, Lycanthia, Maniac Butcher, and the...
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Open Metalcast
May 12, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Many years ago when I was heavily into Dream Theater I stumbled upon a band that sounded interesting but was unable to hear their music (this was before Youtube made it insanely easy to hear most of mankind's recorded output). The band was Spock's Beard and I bought several of their albums sight-unseen from the Thoughts mailing list admin (Thanks, Lisa!). Fortunately in this day and age with sites like Jamendo and Bandcamp you don't have to guess what an album sounds like and once I heard the...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 28, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Things are starting to return to normal at the Open Metalcast compound. We return to our usual show schedule with 8 tracks of awesome Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Episode 95 features tracks from Pyrit, All Your Lies, Endtape, Cara Neir, The Conjuration, Thou, Zeugen der Leere, and the Hammond-Organ explosion of The Grave Dolls. Shownotes after the break: (00:10) Päste by Pyrit from Jazdec bez hlavy (BY-NC-SA) (03:28) Mindless by All Your Lies from Demo (BY-NC-ND) (07:11) Get Up by...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 21, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Regular listeners of the show may notice this episode posting later than normal. That's because the normal posting date was during Pycon and I was hanging out in beautiful Montréal Canada enjoying the largest gathering of Python developers in the world. And I'm recovering from Easter weekend and a ham hangover. But lest this devolve into your typical blog post we've compiled 8 tracks of some amazing metal music, starting off with Sam Whitaker (feat. Jake Barnes of the Final Chapter), as well...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 31, 2014 Craig Maloney
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It's been one of those weeks here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters where you have to wonder "what next?". It's enough to make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off. Though with the amazing Creative Commons metal music in this episode it's more like the chicken had its head ripped clean off; especially with the likes of power-metalers Noble Beast and Twilight Messenger leading the way. Not far behind though is a new track from Headwires, and the long-awaited new album from...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 17, 2014 Craig Maloney
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We're starting to see a thaw at the Open Metalcast headquarters and with it is the realization that maybe we'll make it through this winter after all. Fortunately the Internet connection has stayed strong (knock on fake-wood) so we've been able to scurry through the net to find the finest in Creative Commons Metal to help keep your ears nice and toasty warm. Joining us this episode are trakcs from Trocotombix, We Are Idols, Recursion, Skein, Larion, Oblivion's Garden, Oblivion, Cara Neir,...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 3, 2014 Craig Maloney
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My least favorite "holiday" of the year is when Daylight Savings Time happens. For no apparent reason most of the known world decides to arbitrarily shift their clocks one hour ahead. This results in me losing an hour of sleep which makes me rather angry. And when I get angry there's nothing I want more than a bunch of metal music blaring in my ears. Which, coincidentally this episode delivers with artists like Colosso, Carnivora, Muldjord, Allochiria, Iskra, and Sun Worship. It also...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 17, 2014 Craig Maloney
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A friend on IRC (Hi Greg) thought it might be neat to have an episode of post-rock / post-metal music. He might get his wish some day because apparently I can't leave well-enough alone without mixing things up with sludge, doom, desert, and black metal. So Greg, I'll get to that post-rock show sometime in the near future. But to make up for it this 90th episode is made up of 9 tracks around 9 minutes long weighing in at 90 minutes (seeing a pattern here?) Featuring music from HELA, Morgue of...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 4, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Call me an old fogey but I still get excited to tear open the shrink-wrap of a brand new album, especially when it's from a band that I enjoy like Deep Space Destructors album II. Part of the joy was listening to their bonus track Sykli which I believe is only available on CD. But I know some of you have eschewed the physical realm for the more tidy and sanitary digital realm so with Deep Space Destructors' kind permission I've included it in this episode. And lest you miss that new-music smell...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 20, 2014 Craig Maloney
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We're back from a brief hiatus to make you grateful you still have hearing, still have electricity, and still have enough bandwidth to download over 40 minutes of the best Creative Commons licensed metal music the world has to offer. We have such amazing bands as Nucleus, the latest from Gabezia, Day40, an upcoming release from TORT, Fitcage, SIYLIT, as well as the very latest and long anticipated albums from Oyabun and Snake Thursday. And just in case that wasn't enough we have crazy shit from...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 20, 2014 Craig Maloney
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One of the ways that I try to get around writing one of these introductions to an episode (which is coincidentally the hardest part about putting together an episode) is to take a peek at Wikipedia to see if there's anything interesting related to the episode number. Apparently 88 is considered by the Chinese to be a number of fortune and good luck which is something that I wish for you as you listen to this episode. As luck would have it there's 8 tracks in this episode as well full of the...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 6, 2014 Craig Maloney
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Well 2014 has started off rather cold and snowy at the Open Metalcast bunker. Fortunately the network connection has withstood the elements and we've been able to find some great music to start off the new year right. We've got music by At Daggers Drawn, Firestorm, Just Another, Coalest, NAJA, DSW, and a killer piece from Mean Messiah. And though we don't have any scientific proof I'm pretty sure headbanging can prevent frostbite. OK maybe not, but it does make the day go by quicker when you're...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 21, 2013 Craig Maloney
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It's been way too long since the last Instrumetalcast so to make up for it here's an extra-long episode for your listening enjoyment. Hopefully it'll tide you over into the new year where these episodes will be more frequent. Shownotes and more after the break: (00:27) Continuum by CRYOGEN from Continuum (BY-NC-ND) (05:21) A Dæmon Hunted​/​The Flight of Perseus by Returning We Hear the Larks from Far-Stepper/Of Wide Sea [Instrumental] (BY-SA) (18:43) Movement 2 - Andante by Daniel Bautista...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 9, 2013 Craig Maloney
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The term "Cult of the New" is a term used in the boardgame circles to (sometimes derogatorily) refer to people who are constantly in search of the latest releases at the expense of ignoring some of the older releases. This show is about putting on the brakes for a bit and slowing down to re-listen to some of the bands that we've featured on the podcast before such as Rase, Neverside, Panic.0, Inordem, Nuestros Derechos, Overlord, Les Chants de Nihil, Anthemon, Spawn from Deceit and...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 9, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Welcome back to Open Metalcast, bringing you the best in Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. I am the host of the Club Metal portion of the podcast and today we have a special guest. We worked hard to set up this interview over space and time and I am delighted to be able to present to you an interview with none other than the band Patient Zero. You might not know them now but in the future. your future. this is a big deal. Let's just say that we're lucky to have this chance to speak with a...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 24, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Rushing to get this episode out the door because the night I normally have to get the episode put together will be full of me catching the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who on the big screen. No spoilers, please. But what we do have is an episode chock full of some amazing artists starting with the anticipated release of the new Cryogen album "Continuum" (which is quickly becoming a favorite here). We've also got music from Desvirginizagore, Aborym, Rejekts, Soundcrafters, CEMENTERIO,...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 11, 2013 Craig Maloney
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One of the items that the Voyager 1 Spacecraft sent along with it on its voyage outside of our solar system was a gold-plated. It's probably the only gold compilation album in existence trhat features Mozart, Chuck Berry, and indigenous music from across the globe. Plus it has a wicked B-side that shows aliens how to find us should they be able to figure out the code. Luckily your computer should be able to figure out the bits that make up the latest Open Metalcast show so you won't need to...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 29, 2013 Craig Maloney
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When looking up the number 83 on Wikipedia for the 83rd episode of Open Metalcast, I ran across some number facts. Apparently "83 is the sum of three consecutive primes (23 + 29 + 31) as well as the sum of five consecutive primes (11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23)." It's also a highly cototient number. What does that mean? Hell if I know, but I do know this episode has some highly charged metal to detonate inside your ear canals. We've got music from Beta Decay, The Rinn, Ceremony of Darkness,...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 25, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Welcome to the third Halloween Episode of Open Metalcast, where we unleash the strange, the wicked, and the bizarre to thrill, excite, and scare the candy-corn right out of you. There's plenty of music here for your Halloween party, or for grabbing the candy bags from those slow-poke kids. Whatever your hearts desire this Halloween we have your soundtrack covered. (00:08) The Rotting Revolt by Dark Asylum Music from Midnight (BY-NC-SA) (01:17) Spiderlady by Covered In Bees from Portland Death...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 15, 2013 Craig Maloney
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One of the most dangerous places for me is inside of a record store. It's like throwing a hyperactive child into a candy store: before you know it my arms are filled with new and used CDs and I'm busy trying to figure out which will make the cut. This show is no different: I thought I wasn't going to have enough material to make the show, and suddenly I had more than enough. But my problem is your gain, as we have three upcoming tracks from various albums, starting with Cryogen's latest album...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 1, 2013 Craig Maloney
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I'm not sure what shutting the US government will prove to anyone, but I hope it doesn't mean that the Internet will shut down any time soon. Otherwise how will I get you this phenomenal Creative Commons Music? Carrier Pigeon? Hopefully not, as there's a lot of music in this episode, including tracks from Amaroth, Desert Icons, The Reptillians, Bisento, Endless Heights, Etherbeer, NUTRITION, and a receont convert to the Creative Commons scene: Gabezia. But rest assured I have my carrier pigeons...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 16, 2013 Craig Maloney
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It was my birthday last weekend, and as part of my celebration I not only got the opportunity to watch one of my friends get married, but I also got a nice little cold to go with it. So the Open Metalcast studios are a little under the weather. But the show must go on, as it were, and the best Creative Commons metal music available is the best prescription for what might ail you. We've got a mix of great metal from Taketh, Kudai, NUTRITION, Neverside, Civil War, Patrons of the Rotting Gate,...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 2, 2013 Craig Maloney
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In my never-ending quest to put things off until the very last minute (a habit carefully honed over the mumble mumble years of my existence) I'm putting this show together mere moments before the Tuesday that it normally releases. Of course that day is Monday, which is a holiday here in the United States, so that means I'm later than usual. But I'm glad that I did, because this episode managed to catch the brand-new release from Anima Adversa's latest album. We also have new releases from...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 19, 2013
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I plead complete ignorance over all matters sportball or otherwise sports-related (save for hockey season when the Detroit Red Wings are doing well that season). So seeing an EP of sportball-related songs come across my desk isn't that intriguing. But when it's a CC-licensed album of tightly crafted sportball songs that also comes across the Metal Injection desk, then I take notice. I also take notice when I see new albums from some of my favorite artists like Mountain Mirrors and Agónica. And...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 5, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Ever gone to the store for just one thing, and realized at the checkout lane that you have more than one thing to purchase? That's what happened with this episode. I already had most of the episode ready to go, but a quick trip to Bandcamp and Jamendo net so much more music that I decided to throw in a few more songs this episode. There's something in here for everyone, so give it a listen, and whatever you do don't look at the credit card receipt OK? Shownotes after the break. (00:11) Martyr...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 22, 2013 Craig Maloney
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After a brief hiatus we decided to make up for it by just blasting your eardrums with non-stop metal music. In that spirit we only have four words for you: "shut up and mosh". Oh, and one more sentence, but that's it. Show notes after the break. There, that should do it. (00:25) Force fed resistance by Dejadeath from ¡¡¡Viva dios!!! (BY-NC-ND) (04:47) Austin Deathtrip - Cain by Austin Deathtrip from Texas Bulldozer (BY-NC-SA) (08:15) 02 - Зеркала (Mirrors) by Prospekt69 from...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 27, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Too long have we waited in the shadows, hoping for a change that never comes. The time to wait is over, now it is time to act. (00:24) My Life Last Breath by Acumen Nation from Anticore (BY-NC-ND) (04:06) Machine Vision by I:Scintilla from Optics (BY-NC-ND) (08:42) No Longer (feat. Nyku Decode) (Mind-Sex Mix by Freaky Mind) by Dirty Bird 13 from Mix Collector (None) (16:09) Cyber Female by Fetish’ist from Synthematika Four (BY-NC-ND) (20:27) Triumph by Neurotech from (Single) (BY-SA) (24:13)...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 24, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Summer has hit hard here at the Open Metalcast studios, and unfortunately there isn't any air conditioning in here. It's 87F in here, and while the fans are going full-tilt, there's some comfort in knowing this episode has some of the finest Creative Commons Metal music the net has to offer. including some hot-off-the-presses Returning We Hear The Larks, as well as Project: Roenwolfe (one of the many bands from Masters of Metal Productions), Slash Dementia, The Multiverse Concept, Marker...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 10, 2013 Craig Maloney
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74 is the atomic number of Tungsten, which is Nordic for "Heavy Stone", and perfect to title this episode of Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. There's a little something for everyone, whether you're into the sludge of Spaceking; the speed the soaring power metal of Judicator, ApócryphA, or Diary of Destruction; the folk metal hybrids of Hok-Key and Калевала, the melodic metal of Trihexyn; or the what-the-hell-was-that of Lambda Shaman. Whatever your tastes, you'll find...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 6, 2013 Craig Maloney
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Recently we got the chance to speak with Ryan Conner of the melodic death-metal band Cryogen. Cryogen are currently Kickstarting their new album Continuum. We spoke with Ryan about their current discography, and how you can help make their new album a reality. (05:26) The Pain We Endure by CRYOGEN from This Nightmare (BY-NC-ND) (12:54) Episode 666 (In Flames cover) by CRYOGEN from Psalms of Deceit (re-release) (BY-NC-ND) (24:10) Agnosis by CRYOGEN from Despara (BY-NC-ND) (38:56) Break these...
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Open Metalcast
May 28, 2013
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There's an old saying in electronics that refers to releasing the magic smoke whenever you do something to fry a piece of hardware. Well, my laziness got the best of me, and I released the magic smoke on my trusty desktop computer's motherboard when I swapped out a power supply without pulling the old modular cables. So, this episode is later than usual, but hopefully a belated music-filled episode is better than no episode, and there's a bunch of great stuff in this episode, including new...
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